Posts byStarr Brown

Duquette Rock ‘Trust The Night’

Bands that bridge old sounds with new feelings are few and far between. However, Duquette is doing just that with their latest album, Trust The Night.    Duquette brings together a rock edge with a folk sound   Opening with “Trust The Night,” the title track for the album, you truly get a snapshot of the sound
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Watch Somme’s Haunting Video For ‘Ordinary Fools’

Meet Somme, a breakout multi-instrumentalist that is making some fire indie-pop. Getting ready to release her debut self-titled EP on May 4, she’s released a video for the record’s single, “Ordinary Fools.”   Somme debuts her haunting melodies with “Ordinary Fools”.   Speaking with Buzzbands.la about the single, she revealed the songs about a relationship that
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Violet Night Release Video For ‘North’ and Announce Debut Album

This duo doesn’t just play their instruments; Violet Night uses them as tools to carefully construct emotion in their latest track “North.”   Violet Night release picturesque video for ‘North’   Together vocalist/guitarist Connor Pohl and keyboardist T.J. Rounthwaite create soundscapes richer in color than the hues of the mountains that surround British Columbia. Filled with
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Brooke Alexx Debuts ‘Shattering Glass’ Video

Now’s the time to speak up and Brooke Alexx is doing just that with her video and single “Shattering Glass.” An empowerment anthem about the triumphs and strides women are accomplishing daily despite social challenges, “Shattering Glass” is exactly what the world needs right now.   Armed with her anthem ‘Shattering Glass,’ Brooke Alexx is
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IAMX Premiers ‘Stardust’ Video Featuring Kat Von D

Artist, creative, and visual provocateur IMAX (aka Chris Corner) just debuted his dramatic video for “Stardust” featuring tattoo and makeup extraordinaire Kat Von D. Premiering the censored version on Alternative Press, an uncensored version debut via Playboy.   Watch IAMX and Kat Von D in the black and white(ish) video for “Stardust”   The track, much like
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Charmer is Bringing Back Emo with ‘Topanga Lawrence’

Gearing up for the release of their debut self-titled album, the emo-rock band Charmer just released their first track, “Topanga Lawrence.” The track draws on a combination of life experiences to create a fictional romance about Topanga Lawrence from the storied teenaged sitcom, Boy Meets World.   Charmer are working to make emo great again ahead of their self-titled album
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MoPop Announces 2018 LineUp

The Detroit-based festival MoPop just announced their 2018 lineup for the two-day summer festival   MoPop 2018, a festival that started only six years ago, will be at West Riverfront Park in downtown Detroit on July 28 to 29. Featuring some of the biggest names in music in the heart of Detroit, MoPop will bring
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Joseph Knight Finds Himself in ‘White Wine’

The UK had bred amazing singers and songwriters, it has to be something in the water. From the boys of One Direction to Ed Sheeran, Joseph Knight easily competes with them. Armed with his latest single “White Wine,” Knight is ready to show the world what he’s made of.   UK singer-songwriter Joseph Knight shows
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Whoa Dakota Bring a Fresh Funk Sound on ‘We Create’

It’s pretty easy to get sucked into following a breaking news story, especially with the number of tragedies happening around the world. From clicking something on social media and continuously scrolling for the latest updates to turning on the TV and flipping it to whatever news station you prefer, we often find ourselves trapped in wanting every detail
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Vans Warped Tour Announce 2018 Line Up

Gearing up for their final cross country run this summer, the entire 2018 Vans Warped Tour Line up has been announced.   Having been the it place for the alternative music scene, Warped Tour has been a place for bands and fans to immerse themselves in great music all summer long.   The largest and longest-running traveling music festival
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Faulkner Find Their Alt-Rock Sound on ‘PARIAHS’

Alt-rock group Faulkner just released their debut album PARIAHS with the help of hip-hop royalty. Blending together classing punk feelings into an alternative soundscape with a dash of pop, Faulkner truly carve out their own space in the crowded world of music. Faulkner find their sound on debut LP PARIAHS Out February 9, the band recorded the album
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LAUV Releases Breakup Anthem ‘Getting Over You’

After teasing his fans about a song written about chicken tenders, the independent singer, songwriter, and producer Lauv released his new track “Getting Over You” on Valentines Day.   Lauv releases perfect breakup anthem ‘Getting Over You’ on Valentines Day   The track is perfect to cry to for a breakup or to sing while at the same party
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EXCLUSIVE PREMIER: Yify Zhang Releases Debut EP ‘Vagrant Bird’

Combining classical compositions and a songwriting style that feels all too personal, Yify Zhang creates a raw, lush sound that feels like SIA, Sara Bareilles, and a romance movie collaborated. With her degree in violin performance from UNC, Yify combines the singer-songwriter lyrical approach with piano on every track layering in different instrumental accompaniment to grow the
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Meet Rising Pop Singer Aja Warren

Meet Aja Warren, a multitalented actress, singer, model, photographer, producer, and honestly, I don’t know what she can’t do. The singer is getting ready to release the first single, “Show Me The Magic,” from her upcoming EP due out on February 13. The massive pop track is only the beginning of what’s to come off
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IAMX Releases Haunting LP ‘Alive in New Light’

About to release his latest LP Alive In New Light, IAMX (aka Chris Corner) has put together a cinematic celebration of breaking free from his depression. Fueling his last two albums, Alive In New Light tells it exactly how it is with cinematic instrumentation out February 2 on Caroline/Universal. Alive In New Light is a Thank You
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Slow Bloom Debuts EP ‘Hex Hex Hex’ Ahead of Album

California has brought us much of the great punk music that has become a staple of the sound today. This next group out of Northern California, Slow Bloom, released their debut EP on January 26 on No Sleep Records in advance of their upcoming full-length album. The four-piece combines the viscerality of post-punk and the alternative sensibilities of
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Travis Cut Rerelease ‘Serial Incompetence’

The little know but hugely influential heroes of the UK punk scene are re-releasing their first album. Travis Cut played their first show in 1993, opening for D.O.A in London, and followed it up with a slew of shows across the country and even named a Record Of The Week on Steve Lamacq’s Radio 1 show.
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Pop Punk Pile Up Debuts Line Up For 2018

Festivals throughout the UK aren’t anything new. However, Pop Punk Pile Up Festival will be making its debut in 2018. The new festival is Riff Media’s first branching out into the festival circuit after a successful decade. After a year of huge growth, successful events, and gaining a wealth of contacts, 2018 just seemed like
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Æves Shines Bright In ‘Loaded Love’

When friends come together to create music, it always results in something special. This is true for Matthew Adam and Molly O’Malley when they formed Æves in early 2015. The dream and drive was to combine sounds coming out of their local scene in Louisville, KY; they found the solution in collaborating with each other. Æves Shine
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Ex-Okay Debut Video For “Locked”

If you’ve ever participated in an escape room, you’ll know the feeling in Ex-Okay’s video for “Locked.” The thought that you’re trapped being timed to find your way out, while it’s not for everyone some people get thrills from it. While that isn’t me, watching it play out in “Locked” gave me enough thrill for the
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Wingtip Carves EMD Sound with ‘Space For Us’

Pop music has had a few common themes in 2017. Though out the year the Billboard Top 40 was filled with tracks layered with synths and drops that would make The Chainsmokers proud. Wingtip is developing that sound in “Space for Us” featuring Youngr. Wingtip is Carving His Own Sound with “Space For Us” that Will
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Hailee Steinfeld Drops ‘Let Me Go’ Video with Florida Georgia Line, Alesso, and Watt

Pop’s latest rising star Hailee Steinfeld recently dropped the perfect video for her latest collaborative track “Let Me Go”. Working with Swedish DJ and producer Alesso, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and singer Watt, as well as country duo Florida Georgia Line teamed up with Hailee Steinfeld to drop another chart topping hit for 2017. Rising on the Spotify Global
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Buyepongo Brings Infectious Buyangu With Túmbalo

Buyepongo, which means “to cause a ruckus,” is bringing their perfectly infectious rhythms into the spotlight on Túmbalo. Their latest album, out Nov. 10, is bringing together elements not typically found stateside.   A unique hybrid of traditional sounds heard across Colombia, Haiti, Belize, Honduras and the Dominican Republic (countries that all know how to
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